Recall Effort Against Socialist Seattle Councilmember Can Proceed, Court RulesEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

The Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that efforts to recall Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant can move forward. Sawant, a socialist representing Capitol Hill and the Central District, faced a recall after being accused of abusing her office by letting a large group of protesters into city hall last year with her passkey, using city resources in promoting a ballot initiative to impose taxes on Amazon, and outsourcing decisions regarding the hiring and firing of city employees to her party’s executive committee. She is also accused of violating code when she lead a protest march to Mayor Jenny Durkan’s private residence even with the knowledge that the mayor’s address was protected under confidentiality laws because of threats from to her previous work as a U.S. attorney. A county judge ruled in September 2020 that those four charges were “factually and legally sufficient for recall” efforts to proceed. A group …Read More

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